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Manga Tutorials

Updated on April 8, 2013

Learn How To Draw Manga Today!

Wanting to learn to draw manga that you can be proud of and your friends will love? The best place to start is with manga tutorials. You can learn to draw practically anything with the right resources, this particular lens is dedicated to helping you find helpful, quality manga tutorials to study and learn to draw awesome manga drawings from.

But honestly, who wants to spend hours searching for a good tutorial to follow? Not many people, they would prefer to "just jump in and draw" and there is nothing wrong with that it just means you need to find a place with good manga tutorials that you can look at as you want them. If you are one of those people then this lens is for you.

Here there is a variety of tutorials, Some of them include tutorials on drawing hair, eyes, action poses, hands and more. There are videos on drawing manga including the how to draw videos from artist Mark Crilley.

You can browse through a bunch of helpful tutorials right at your finger tips, they will hopefully help you learn and improve your drawing skills.

New tutorials are being added all the time so don't forget to BookMark this page!

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Move faster when improving your artwork!

Finding manga tutorials that are easy to follow and helpful, and appropriate can take hours, so I hope this lens helps you out by finding good tutorials. I have spent hours myself finding good drawing tutorials, and I am scoping for more everyday, every time I find a new one I will let you all know about it here.

All of the tutorials here are Manga related, hopefully I will find quite a few tutorials over time to put up here. All the manga tutorials are hosted on other websites, they are safe. The drawing tutorials are hosted on several different websites, not just one, keep that in mind.

Please let me know what you think in the guest book, and if you have a manga tutorial or know of one, please let me know.

Found a broken link? Go to my lensmaster page and "contact me" with the name of the link, thanks! ;)

What The Labels On The Tutorials Below Mean

There are three types of manga tutorials on this lens, the about tutorials and the step-by-step tutorials, and Example Tutorials now, you may be asking what the difference is, so here it is:

About tutorials: Are pages crated with text and pictures on the particular subject without a step 1, step 2 basis. about tutorials have information points, tips, and examples, this way you are not focused on drawing a particular style every time, these allow you to expand out on your own more.

Now not saying there is anything wrong with Step-by-step tutorials, They are good too!

Step-by-step tutorials are tutorials on drawing particular things, and they show you how to step-by-step, being easy for some people. breaking down the lines into small actions makes it easier to follow what people are doing, and therefor more helpful.

Example Tutorials are picture tutorials with little or no text, these are already drawn and you do not see the progress but just the end, but for learning different styles, methods and designs.

There is both kinds of tutorials on this lens, feel free to check them out and let me know if this lens was helpful to you in the guest book at the bottom.

How are the ratings written?

I often scope the internet for manga tutorials, adding the ones I find most helpful here!

I rate the tutorials from 1-5, 5 being the most helpful while 1 would be the least.

Every tutorial could be helpful for a different person, so if you don't find a manga tutorial for you try another, I rate the tutorials on quality, on how easy they are to follow, and they're ability to explain what they are doing and how to do it in the tutorial.

These tutorials are gathered to help you easily practice your manga, not so you may copy or claim any of the art, not so you can trace any of the images. Tracing is WONG, period, no two ways about it.

To improve it takes years of hours of hard work, dedication and practice... this lens can help you skip the finding tutorials part of it.

How To Draw A Manga Girl Head

A Manga Artist, Mark Crilley draws a manga girl head in this video, I really liked this video and found it very helpful for me. My friend also found it very helpful so I think it will be a good videos in general for everyone! Take a look for yourself!

Tell us how long you have been drawing manga and see how long the majority of the voters have been drawing as well..!

How Long Have You Been Drawing Manga?

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How To Draw A Realistic Manga Face

Due to the high requests for a realistic manga drawing tutorial Mark Crilley, (a manga artist) made this video for his viewers. I thought it was perfect! I really enjoyed watching it, I thought it was a decent video. He does a lot of it in time lapse... considering he just got back from his trip to Japan and still had jet lag when doing this it makes sense he's pushing to the end.

How To Step By Step Draw Manga Expressions

This youtube video is a manga tutorial for draw a couple of different manga expressions. Mark Crilley is a manga artist who teaches drawing from his youtube videos. This is one of the first videos I started learning from I found it very helpful for me. The only way to find out if it will help you too is to give it a watch really quick. I hope this video helps you as much as it helped me!

How To Draw Manga Expressions

Want A Specific Kind Of Tutorial?

Go down to the bottom of this page and in the guest book you may let me know there is a kind of manga tutorial you would like to see be added here! :)

How To Step By Step Draw A Manga Eye

We all burn out on something we do to much.. not feeling that inspiration? Take a drawing break

How To Draw Manga Hair 4 Different Ways

I found this video done by Mark Crilley on youtube, I found it very helpful when I was looking to learn how to draw manga hair. I hope you will too!

Search For How To Draw Manga Books - Looking for a specific book? Search Here!

You can request a manga tutorial that you would like to see here also. If you are wanting more tutorials on a certain topic, please let me know below. I'd be happy to go and find a manga tutorial for that!

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    • CameronD1 profile image


      5 years ago

      I really liked your Squidoo page maybe you can teach me a thing or two about anime. :)

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      7 years ago

      I wanted to thank you for this guide which has been a light wonder to me for reference and for my drawing practices :) Keep it up! we'd all reach our dreams eventually!

    • efcruzarts profile image


      7 years ago

      iam new in manga drawing but it is quite interesting like your drawings

    • CatholicPostage profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice job, I like Mark Crilley's tutorials. :-)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I simply LOVE manga drawings and I'm practicing from time to time. Not an expert, but I really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing, it's a wonderful lens you have here!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      this is very useful maybe i could try drawing manga characters

    • sociopath-free profile image


      7 years ago

      You've gone into such detail. I'm sure anyone interested in manga would love this.

    • abbs002 profile image


      7 years ago

      wht an art i am too a manga fan i like your lens. As i am a beginner pls check my art on my lens and suggest some tips. Well those videos are of mark crilley. He was my first sensei via net. pls do check

      and awesome art..

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the useful tips. well presented lens. ~blessed~

    • Laniann profile image


      7 years ago

      Lots of very useful information and great videos by Mark Crilley - very step-by-step. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

    • Kipper25 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great resource for those learning to draw manga. Mark Crilley's videos are especially helpful!

    • choosehappy profile image


      8 years ago from US

      *Blessed* by a squid angel;)

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      8 years ago

      :( still no vid Markrilley pls pls pls submit a vid to show how to draw action poses anime and how to do the forshortening in action poses

    • Kit-Kitty profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Mohit0496: Mohit0496, I will see if I can find something to help you out. If you want to request a drawing video from Mark Crilley you will have to go to his YouTube page. This is not Mark Crilley's page. He doesn't come here and so is not seeing your comments to him.

      You can find Mark's YouTube here

      Happy Holidays!

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      8 years ago

      I reallly liked all the videos Sir ,

      But i really am desperate to know how to draw anime characters in different angles and views .

      in action poses like of DBZ or One piece pls Sir Help me i really like drawing.

      and if u can pls submit a tutorial to help draw cool anime clothes pls Thank You

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      8 years ago

      i realllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy liked your vid. sir,

      But i m really desperate to know how to draw anime body in different angles and views and in action poses like DBZ or one piece pls E-mail me any info u have to share to me at

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      8 years ago

      Thanks, your lens is very informative and educational for visitors like me. If you want to know who lives at this address check out my lens as well. I liked your lens too!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      My 15yo daughter is a self-taught artist as well, and started with manga. Love stuff like this!

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      8 years ago

      "Remember tracing is "WONG" hahah had my laugh for the day good buncha tutorials tho.

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      8 years ago

      Very awesome staff is in here!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for the page; the links really helped ;)

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      wow, all of these tutorials are awesome! love the art :D

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow! My daughter has been learning Manga and I will have to show her this page. Blessed by an Angel

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      Wendy Henderson 

      8 years ago from PA

      Lovely art. I love the first picture. :)

    • FlynntheCat1 profile image


      9 years ago

      A lovely lens - lensrolled on my Doujin Overload one ^_^

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      Regina Baker 

      10 years ago

      This art reminds me of the old cartoon "Speed Racer." Great work!

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      dc64 lm 

      10 years ago

      Two of my daughters are so into Manga, and one of them is 24 years old!

    • SparkleChi LM profile image

      SparkleChi LM 

      10 years ago

      I love your art! Add more pictures to the other modules! I can't wait to come back and see more of your artwork!


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